whyunemp: Reason for unemployment

Description

whyunemp describes the reason the respondent is unemployed.

Availability

Sample Years
Basic 1994 - present
ORG 1994 - present

Values

Value Label
1 Job loser/on layoff
2 Other job loser
3 Temporary job ended
4 Job leaver
5 Re-entrant
6 New-entrant
Variable creation
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* Reason for unemployment
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gen byte whyunemp = .

if $marchcps == 1 {
    if tm(1994m1) <= $date & $date <= tm(1997m12)  {
        replace whyunemp = runtype
        replace whyunemp = . if whyunemp == -1
    }
    if tm(1998m1) <= $date {
        replace whyunemp = pruntype
        replace whyunemp = . if whyunemp == -1        
    }

}

if $monthlycps == 1 {
    if tm(1994m1) <= $date {
        replace whyunemp = pruntype
        replace whyunemp = . if whyunemp == -1
    }
}

lab var whyunemp "Reason for unemployment"
#delimit ;
lab def whyunemp
1 "Job loser/on layoff"
2 "Other job loser"
3 "Temporary job ended"
4 "Job leaver"
5 "Re-entrant"
6 "New-entrant"
;
#delimit cr
lab val whyunemp whyunemp
notes whyunemp: 1994-present CPS: pruntype